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Old 05-05-2004, 09:41 AM   #1
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Question Linux alternatives to common Windows software?


Hi again.

Still wondering about linux and stuff. This time I'm looking for hints on replacement software for common Windows packages.

Now, I know The Gimp is a good replacement for PhotoShop. However, there are others that I'm wondering about. Namely:
  • Adobe Illustrator - possibly Sodipodi?
  • Macromedia Director
  • Macromedia Fireworks - I've not looked into The Gimp properly, would this have the same functionality?
  • Quark - possibly Scribus?

Any comments would be helpful!
 
Old 05-05-2004, 10:20 AM   #2
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http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml

the table of Linux / windows equivalents

it may or may not be of any use to you
 
Old 05-06-2004, 10:15 AM   #3
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You're a star. Thats just what I was looking for.

Google just isn't what it used to be! *tch*
 
Old 05-06-2004, 12:35 PM   #4
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http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml

the table of Linux / windows equivalents

it may or may not be of any use to you
That site has not been updated in a long time, which is a shame because it really is a good resource. I think LinuxQuestions should start a database listing of Windows equivalent programs in Linux. It would be a great help to a lot of people.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 01:27 PM   #5
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That site has not been updated in a long time, which is a shame because it really is a good resource. I think LinuxQuestions should start a database listing of Windows equivalent programs in Linux. It would be a great help to a lot of people.
I've started one on the LQ Wiki. Please add to it!
 
Old 05-06-2004, 01:51 PM   #6
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* Adobe Illustrator - possibly Sodipodi?
Try KDE's Killustrator (or what ever it's called ATM).
 
Old 05-07-2004, 10:40 AM   #7
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I've started one on the LQ Wiki. Please add to it!
I've been wondering about the format of the page. The page(as it is now) will become cluttered once the list expands. I was thinking about following the format of the applications section in WIKI. I also thought of adding Apple to the list, but would this be useful? I am thinking of removing it, since X11 applications work on OS X. I don't want to start making changes before getting some feedback. So, anyone with suggestions?
 
Old 05-07-2004, 12:21 PM   #8
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I've been wondering about the format of the page. The page(as it is now) will become cluttered once the list expands.
I formatted it as a series of tables, broken into categories. Do you think this may still be too cluttered? The list format that I started with was definitely starting to get out of control

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I was thinking about following the format of the applications section in WIKI. I also thought of adding Apple to the list, but would this be useful?
That's what I started with, using the nested-list approach, but since we're trying to show "Windows app/Linux app", I think the table makes more sense. Might be a little harder to edit, but it looks much nicer.

We could include Apple software in there I guess, though I wouldn't make a third column for it; rather, just include Apple apps in the left side, since we're really trying to show equivalent software available in Linux. If we do that, we can move the page to a new name.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 02:38 PM   #9
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That's what I started with, using the nested-list approach, but since we're trying to show "Windows app/Linux app", I think the table makes more sense. Might be a little harder to edit, but it looks much nicer.
I think you're write

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We could include Apple software in there I guess, though I wouldn't make a third column for it; rather, just include Apple apps in the left side, since we're really trying to show equivalent software available in Linux. If we do that, we can move the page to a new name.
I think I'm going to ignore it since most Linux software can be run on OS X (am I wrong here?). So, how I delete a WIKI page that I make?
 
  


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